Monday, 16 April 2018

Term 3, Week 2 - Monday 16th April - Friday 20th April


Spellings
  1. land
  2. quiz
  3. scene
  4. scent
  5. muscle
  6. science
  7. scissors
  8. crescent
  9. gram
  10. kilogram
Thematic Words: rotate, angle, right angle, persistence, monk, temple, incense, lectern

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Write silent c words in the crescent moon(b)Choose a word to complete each sentence (c) Write words similar in meaning to the words in the center of each web
  • Tuesday - Proofreading: Correct spelling mistakes and add punctuation and capital letters to the story
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read the story Stranded and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write each spelling word going across and then down
Reading -  Read the passages The Salmon of Knowledge (Monday) and Ten things you need to know about bears (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Mental Maths
  • Tables Champion pg 23, - 3 and - 4

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Howth Trip

Unfortunately our trip to Howth has to be cancelled again due to the poor conditions of the walk route we are planning on doing.
We will make a decision over the next couple of weeks whether to reschedule the trip for a later date or cancel it completely. If it has to be cancelled we will return the €3 to you.
I know it is very disappointing but we have to put the children's safety first. We will keep you all informed on any updates.

Thank you for your understanding :)

Monday, 9 April 2018

Howth Trip

We are hoping to reschedule our trip to Howth next Monday 16th of April. We are looking for parent volunteers to go on the trip. If you are interested can you please let me know. A note will go home tomorrow with further details :)

Term 3, Week 1 - Monday 9th April - Friday 13th April


Spellings
  1. belt
  2. farm
  3. hour
  4. ghost
  5. rhyme
  6. rhythm
  7. rhubarb
  8. rhinoceros
  9. centimetre
  10. metre
Thematic Words: conserve, waste, digital clock, analogue clock, Buddhism, Buddha, karma, persistence

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Choose a word to complete each sentence (b) Write the plural for each noun and draw a picture
  • Tuesday - Word Web: Write words similar in meaning to the words in the center of each web
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read the fairytale The Princess and the Pea and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Use this weeks spelling list to create a word search (your partner will try to solve your word search on Friday :))
Reading -  Read the passages Big Fat Dinosaur (Monday) and Dinosaur Fact Page (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Mental Maths
  • Tables Champion pg 22, - 1 and - 2

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Term 2, Week 10 - Tuesday 20th March - Friday 23rd March


Spellings
  1. key
  2. money
  3. chimney
  4. journey
  5. dear
  6. year
  7. spear
  8. earrnings
  9. seventy
  10. eighty


English:
  • Tuesday - Conjunctions (words that join short sentences together to make them more interesting to read) (a) Underline the conjunctions (b) Match a sentence on the left with one on the right and use a conjunction to join them
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read the horror story The Magic Trick and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write the spelling words in alphabetical order
Reading -  Read the passages Wish Upon a...Star? (Monday) and The Goose that Laid a Golden Egg (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Mental Maths
  • Tables Champion pg 21 Check-Up 2

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Term 2, Week 9 - Monday 12th March - Friday 16th March


Spellings
  1. join
  2. spoil
  3. royal
  4. found
  5. crowd
  6. fifty
  7. sixty
  8. pork
  9. form
  10. talk
Thematic Words: weight, balance, heavier, lighter, transparent, opaque, erupt, ancient

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Choose a word to complete each sentence (b) Look through the dictionary and find 2 words you didn't knoe before, write the word and its meaning
  • Tuesday - Proof Reading Sentences: Correct any mistakes in the sentences
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read the myth The Honeybee's Sting and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write each spelling word in uppercase and in lowercase
Reading -  Read the passages Fast Food (Monday) and The Best Sausage Sandwich Ever (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Mental Maths
  • Tables Champion pg 20 9+,10+

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Assembly
Our Class Assembly will take place this Friday, 9th of March, in our classroom, room 5. Hopefully see you all there :)  
Term 2, Week 8 - Monday 5th March - Friday 9th March


Spellings
  1. drip
  2. plug
  3. third
  4. winter
  5. bird
  6. over
  7. hurt
  8. butterfly
  9. thirty
  10. forty

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Underline the spelling you think is correct (b) Choose a word from the list to fit each sentence (c) Write the past tense of each verb
  • Tuesday - Past Tense: (a) Write the past tense of each verb (b) Re-write the sentences in the past tense (c) Match the verb to it's past tense form
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Study the map Captain Fishhook and the Buried Treasure and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write each spelling word backwards
Reading -  Read the passages Flying Fish (Monday) and Cross the Road Safely (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Mental Maths

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Hi all,

We had the wonderful author Elizabeth Murray https://ermurray.com/ in to talk to our class today. She is the author of The Nine Lives Trilogy. The children really enjoyed the workshop.
Just a reminder that the children need to bring in €3 for this literacy workshop.

On another note, we hope to reschedule our trip to Howth for March/April. I just wanted to let you know that we have the money you paid towards the bus fee (€3) put away for use for our rescheduled date. :)

World Book Day is this Thursday the 1st of March. All children are asked to dress up as a character from a book of their choice.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Term 2, Week 7 - Monday 26th February - Friday 2nd March


Spellings
  1. hook
  2. fork
  3. back
  4. brick
  5. deck
  6. flock
  7. struck
  8. rucksack
  9. nineteen
  10. twenty
Thematic Words: length, artificial, natural, froglet, tadpole, metre, Christianity, Crucifixion

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Underline the spelling you think is correct (b) Underline the verb in each sentence and re-write the sentence in the past tense
  • Tuesday - Past Tense: (a) Match the present tense verb to it's past tense (b) Re-write the sentences in the past tense
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Study the map A Girl Called Bree and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Find the 'value' of each spelling word!!
Reading -  Read the passages Feeling Awful (Monday) and Jelly (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Operations - addition word problems with regrouping
  • Tables Champion Page 19  7+, 8+

Monday, 19 February 2018

Term 2, Week 6 - Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February


Spellings
  1. sunk
  2. book
  3. huge
  4. fuse
  5. rescue
  6. queue
  7. ewe
  8. useful
  9. seventeen
  10. eighteen
Thematic Words: capacity, estimate, energy, reflection, contract, Word Wizard, Super Summariser, Artful Artist

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Underline the spelling you think is correct (b) Choose the correct word from the list to complete each sentence (c) Write out the verb 'to be' (e.g. I am, you are, he/she/it is, we are etc. ). Draw a bee around the verb 'to be' in each sentence
  • Tuesday - Adverbs: Circle the adverbs and underline the adjectives. 
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Study the map O'Leary's Leprechaun and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write each of the spelling words in the correct section to show how many syllables it has
Reading -  Read the passages London (Monday) and Believing is Seeing (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Operations - addition with and without regrouping
  • Tables Champion Page 18  5+, 6+

Friday, 2 February 2018

Term 2, Week 5 - Monday 5th February - Friday 9th February


Spellings
  1. such
  2. luck
  3. home
  4. froze
  5. foal
  6. stone
  7. toast
  8. snowball
  9. fifteen
  10. sixteen
Thematic Words: friendship, games, bullying, calm, force, discussion director, passage predictor, function

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Underline the spelling you think is correct (b) Choose the correct word from the list to complete each sentence (c) Underline the verbs in red, write a adverb for each sentence and underline it in orange
  • Tuesday - Adverbs: Circle the adverbs and underline the verbs. Write your own sentence with a verb and an adverb - underline the verb and circle the adverb
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Study the map Monkey Business at the Zoo and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write each of the spelling, circle the consonants in blue and the vowels in red
Reading -  Read the passages Hiccups (Monday) and Go Fish (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • Fractions - 
  • Tables Champion Page 17  3+, 4+
History: Carry out an interview with a parent or grandparent about games they used to play in the past. Please have completed by Friday :)

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Term 2, Week 4 - Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February


Spellings
  1. slug
  2. flex
  3. flying
  4. sight
  5. side
  6. dies
  7. bright
  8. sunshine
  9. thirteen
  10. fourteen
Thematic Words: fraction, half, quarter, whole, equal, adverb, greenhouse gases, affects

English:
  • Tuesday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Underline the spelling you think is correct (b) Choose the correct word from the list to complete each sentence (c) Underline the verbs in the sentences
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read Wiley Wolf and complete the questions based on it
  • Thursday - Adverbs: Complete each sentence with an adverb (a word that describes a verb)
Reading -  Read the passages Conkers and nuts (apologies about the printed quality of this page), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • 2 digit addition and subtraction with some regrouping
  • Fractions 
  • Tables Champion page 16, 1+ and 2+

Monday, 22 January 2018

Term 2, Week 3 - Monday 22nd January - Friday 26th January


Spellings
  1. November
  2. December
  3. seen
  4. three
  5. seat
  6. cream
  7. please
  8. teenager
  9. eleven
  10. twelve
Thematic Words: international, landmark, currency, population, research, Capital, kimchi, hanbok

Homework this week is based on researching South Korea as part of International Week. For this the children will need access to the internet at home. As a class, we have gone through what needs to be researched but if there are any problems please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing all the great work done at the end of the week :)

Maths:
Tables Champions Page 15 - Check Up A, B, C, D

Monday, 15 January 2018

Term 2, Week 2 - Monday 15th January - Friday 19th January


Spellings
  1. September
  2. October
  3. make
  4. pay
  5. main
  6. clay
  7. waist
  8. rainstorm
  9. half
  10. quarter
Thematic Words: dictionary, definition, explanation, description, emotions, homophone, thunder, Climate Change

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Underline the spelling you think is correct (b) Choose the correct word from the list to complete each sentence (c) Use the correct homophone there or their/are or our
  • Tuesday - Homophones: Choose the correct word to complete each sentence
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Study the map Holiday Island and complete the questions based on it (page 3 is optional)
  • Thursday - Spelling: Write each of the spelling words going across and then going down
Reading -  Read the passages Ali Baba (Monday) and Dippy The Duckling (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • 2 digit addition and subtraction with some regrouping
  • Word Problem
  • Tables Champion 10+

Monday, 8 January 2018

Week 12 Monday 8th January - Friday 12th January


Spellings
  1. thin
  2. thick
  3. touch
  4. young
  5. double
  6. trouble
  7. country
  8. nourish
  9. July
  10. August
Thematic Words: weather, symbol, hail, sleet, snow, Christina Noble. rights activist, resilience

English:
  • Monday - Phonics and Grammar: (a) Choose the correct word from the list to complete each sentence (b) Write an adjective in each space
  • Tuesday - Verbs - (a) Underline the verbs (b) Complete each sentence, make sure to use a verb (c) Write the correct verb
  • Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read the folktalr A Vist From Planet Zog and complete the questions based on it. 
  • Thursday - Spelling: Show how many syllables in each spelling word
Reading -  Read the passages Pet Monster For Sale (Monday) and Isaac Newton (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Maths:
  • 2 digit addition and subtraction with some regrouping
  • Word Problem
  • Tables Champion 9+
International Week 22nd - 26th January

International week is taking part at the end of the month. If you would like to get involved please let us know, details are below.

Our class hope to learn about South Korea.

INTERNATIONAL WEEK 22ND -26TH JANUARY
Dear Parents, Guardians, Members of the School Community
We will be celebrating International Week in Belmayne ETNS from Monday 22nd January – Friday 26th January 2018.
We are looking for parents and family members to come into school and get involved in our celebrations!!!
●Would you like to teach some children a traditional song or dance from your country?
●Can you give a talk about a famous artist, sports person or hero from your home country?
●Could you show us how to cook up a traditional dish from your home country?
●Are you able to teach us how to say a few greetings in your home language?
●If you would like to be involved or help out in any way during our week of fun please email/ chat to Viv – belmayneetviv@gmail.com or GearĂ³id belmayneetgof@gmail.com

or have a chat with your child’s class teacher.
Happy New Year and welcome back everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. I just wanted to a say a big thank you for all your hard work and support last term and for your gifts at the end of the term, there really was no need but thank you very much :)
Here's to a great second term.